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SPBGMA's 2005 Award Winners

The Society For The Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) was held February 3-6 in Nashville, TN. Read the list of award winners.

Author: Bluegrass Music Profiles (Feb 9, 2005)

SPBGMA 2005 AWARD WINNERS

The Society For The Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) was held February 3-6 in Nashville, TN. The following are the 2005 award winners.

Visit the SPBGMA Web site at www.spbgma.com



International Band Contest

HIT & RUN BLUEGRASS BAND



Bluegrass Promoter of the Year

DWIGHT DILLMAN



Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year

WDVX-FM - CLINTON, TN



Bluegrass DJ of the Year

ALEX LEACH (WDVX-FM)



Bluegrass Club Newsletter of the Year

MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME ASSOC.



Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year

TOM T. HALL & DIXIE HALL



Bluegrass Album of the Year

SONGS OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

By Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen (Pinecastle Records)



Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year

MIKE BUB



Dobro Performer of the Year

TIM GRAVES



Guitar Performer of the Year

JOSH WILLIAMS



Mandolin Performer of the Year

RONNIE MCCOURY



Banjo Performer of the Year

CIA CHERRYHOLMES



Fiddle Performer of the Year

HUNTER BERRY



Female Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary)

RHONDA VINCENT



Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional)

LYNN MORRIS



Male Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary)

LARRY STEPHENSON



Male Vocalist of the Year (Traditional)

JAMES KING



Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary)

THE MARKSMEN



Gospel Group of the Year (Traditional)

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER



(The Lewis Family Recipient of the Grand Masters Gold Award 2005

- Ten Year Winner in this category)



Gospel Group of the Year (Overall)

BLUE HIGHWAY



Vocal Group of the Year

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER



Instrumental Group of the Year

RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE



Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall)

IIIRD TYME OUT



Entertaining Group of the Year

CHERRYHOLMES



Entertainer of the Year

RHONDA VINCENT



Song of the Year

CLINCH MOUNTAIN MYSTERY

The Larry Stephenson Band (Pinecastle Records)
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